Spotify Opens a Whole New World with Apps - HotHardware
Spotify Opens a Whole New World with Apps

Spotify Opens a Whole New World with Apps

Spotify officially has its game face on. The spunky streaming service that seemingly took forever to land on U.S. shores is not only here (that's old news now), but it now has apps! The new Spotify Platform gives third party developers the chance to build creative and awesome music-based apps, propelling Spotify up a level in the process.

"The apps you'll discover over the next few days are only the beginning. We'll surprise you, and probably be surprised ourselves, with many more new and wonderful experiences that will make Spotify even better," the Spotify team said in a blog post.

To access apps, just direct your attention to the left sidebar to where it says -- *drumroll* -- Apps. Click on it to bring up the App Finder and start exploring new ways of interacting with Spotify. At current, there are 16 partner apps, with 12 available from launch today.



"Once you take a look, you’ll see why we believe this is truly the beginning of something game-changing for digital music," Spotify CEO and Founder Daniel Ek said in a statement. "We think this will lead to integrations that keep Spotify beautiful and simple, but layer in great musical experiences designed to be social and fun. It’s what our users have been asking us for."

App development is open to anyone with a little know-how, time, and desire, which means we could potentially see some very cool things in the coming weeks and months.
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This could be really cool if it takes off the correct way. Music based games, sharing based games with your friends. This could be the kick that spotify needed.

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I think Spotify's developers need to put their focus where it NEEDS to be, not where it doesn't matter.  They need to change things, such as their sad excuse for "radio", and the way they push new music lists to you.  Adding "apps" to the program just over-complicates it to the point off annoyance.  I like to use Spotify, it's nice.  The commercials on the free version are rather annoying, however, but I just deal with it, cuz it's nowhere near as bad as commercial radio stations.  I'd rather have a few songs, 1 commercial, repeat, than 10 commercials, 2 songs, 10 commercials, 2 songs any day of the week.  Plus I get to look up and play the music I like, not what's chosen FOR me.  Spotify is great, but it looks like it may become garbage pretty soon as well, sadly.

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